Unable to make SSH connection to a SPARC T4 Server using Blowfish Encryption (Doc ID 1498354.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 08, 2015

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 10/09 U8 to 11 11/11 [Release 10.0 to 11.0]
SPARC
***Checked for relevance on 01-APR-2014***

Symptoms

A SSH connection attempt, ssh, scp, or sftp, to a SPARC T4 system using the Blowfish Encryption mode/cipher will fail to connect. The sshd daemon will report the following errors:

sshd[PID###]: [ID 800047 auth.info] Disconnecting: Bad packet length.
sshd[PID###]: [ID 800047 auth.info] Disconnecting: Bad packet length.

 

Cause

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